Sunday, 11 April 2021

Reimbursement of CEA claim for Central Government employees for the academic year 2020-2021

Reimbursement of CEA claim

CEA claim for Central Government employees: For the academic year 2020-2021, reimbursement of the Children Education Allowance (CEA) claim for Central Government employees.

Central Government employees are now eligible to apply for CEA claim for their wards for the academic year 2020-2021 from 01.04.2021. The following are the guidelines to apply for reimbursement of the 7th CPC Children education allowance for their children as per the DoPT orders.

The reimbursement of Children Education allowance / Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children. In case, if the second child birth results in twins/multiple births, the condition would not be applicable for the second birth children.

The amount of reimbursement of Children education allowance will be Rs 2250/- per month {fixed} per child. This amount is of Rs 2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt Servant. Hence, the total amount of claim will be Rs 27000/- per academic year. Provided that during any period which is treated as “dies non”, the Government servant shall not eligible for the CEA/Hostel Subsidy for the period. The claim is eligible for the child studies from Class first to Class twelfth standard plus two classes before the First standard. {i.e} either among the three classes from Preschool, LKG & UKG only two classes are eligible for reimbursement. Most of the Government employees usually make claim to Kinder Gartens classes only.

The reimbursement of Children education allowance can be made by an application with a production of Bonafide certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim is preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in that school during the previous academic year. Cash paid bills to the school institution are not mandatory for the claim. The school should be recognised by the State/Central/Any other board of the institution.

The reimbursement of Children education allowance for Divyaang Children {Disabled Children} of Government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA i.e Rs 4500/- per month {fixed}.

In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

The reimbursement of Children education allowance and Hostel subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his/her class. In other words, even if the child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children education allowance and Hostel subsidy shall not be stopped.

As per the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) this CEA will go up when the Dearness Allowance (DA) on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent. According to the DoPT norms, a central government employee is eligible for the CEA for two children only and the CEA will go up by 25 per cent automatically when the DA rises 50 per cent of the revised pay structure. However, in the case of a Divyang child, the CEA gets doubled at Rs 4,500 per month.
Apart from CEA, a central government employee is eligible for a monthly hostel subsidy of Rs 6,750 per month as well. The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel subsidy will be claimed only after the completion of the financial year. Hostel subsidy is applicable in respect of the child studying in a residential institution located atleast 50 Kilometres from the residence of the Government Servant.

 

A copy of the application of reimbursement of Children education allowance and Hostel subsidy with a bonafide certificate to be obtained from the Schools/Institution is enclosed.

Reimbursement of CEA - Certificate from the head of institution School
Reimbursement of CEA Certificate from the head of institution School
Application for Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance
Application for Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance
Bonafide Certificate from the head of institution school for claiming Hostel Subsidy
Bonafide Certificate from the head of institution school for claiming Hostel Subsidy
Child Education Allowance Tax Exemption Limit: If your employer pays you a children’s education allowance, you will be eligible for a tax exemption under the Income Tax Act. However, the maximum amount exempted is Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum for a maximum of up to 2 children. In addition, under section 80C, you can exempt the costs of your children’s education

7th CPC Pay Scale for railway teaching staff in Railway Schools

7th CPC Pay Scale for railway teaching staff

Because the 7th CPC made no specific recommendations regarding the pay scales of teaching staff in railway schools, only the replacement Pay Level in the Pay Matrix applies to Teaching Staff.

7th CPC Pay Scale for railway teaching staff in Railway Schools

No separate posts of Asstt. Headmasters/Asst Head-mistresses/Vice Principals should be created. Where considered necessary, the senior-most post-graduate teacher in scale Rs.6500 -10500 (RSRP) selection grade working in a Higher Secondary School/senior-most graduate teacher in scale Rs.5500 – 9000 (RSRP) working in a High School, should be put to work as Asstt. Headmaster/Asstt. Headmistress/ Vice-Principal by reducing his/her teaching load. (Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)62/SC-2/44 dt. 4.5.63 and, PC-V98/Ill 1/26 dt. 23.10.1988

However, in Higher Secondary Schools/Inter Colleges, with an enrolment of 1000 or more students, the senior-most Post Graduate Teachers in scales of Rs.7500-12000 (RSRP)/Rs.8000-13500 (RSRP), as the case may be designated and utilised as Vice­ Principals by reducing their teaching workload. If necessary, selected suitable Post Graduate Teachers may be shifted to locations where needed, if they are not readily available there.

(Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)83/SC2/18 dt. 28.11.88; and PC-V/98!1/ll /26 dt. 23.10.98)

As regards 6th CPC Schedules regarding the pay scale of teaching staff have been circulated by Board’s letter No. PC VI/2008/If RSRP/1 dated 22.09.2008 & 17.07.2009. The scales allotted to the teaching staff are as under:

Primary School Teachers *

Selection Grade6500-10500PB-29300- 348004800
Senior Grade5500-9000PB-29300-348004600
Basic Grade4500-7000PB-29300-348004200

Trained Graduate Teachers *

Selection Grade7500-12000PB-39300- 348005400
Senior Grade6500-10500PB-29300-348004800
Basic Grade5500-9000PB-29300-348004600

Post Graduate Teachers *

Selection Grade8000-13500PB-315600- 391006600
Senior Grade7500-12000PB-315600-391005400
Basic Grade6500-10500PB-29300-348004800

i) These categories will retain their existing classification as group C
ii) Residency period will remain unchanged.


# modified vide letter dated 17.07.2009 (RBE No. 131/09)

No specific recommendations have been made by the 7th CPC in respect of Pay Scales of Teaching Staff of Railway schools, therefore, only replacement Pay Level in the Pay Matrix is applicable to Teaching Staff.

Each case of transfer of a Railway School to the State Government should be examined on merits. Where this can be done, the Railway Administrations may agree to license the school buildings on nominal license fee and give the furniture free of cost so as to make it attractive for the State Govt. to take over the school. In any case, approval of the Railway Board may be obtained before any Railway School is handed over to the State Government.

(Railway Board 1s letter No. E(W)61/ED l/6 dated 17.3.1962)

The main objective of conducting inspections in Railway Schools is to streamline their day-to-day administration and effect necessary, improvements in educational standards. Vigorous follow-up action should be taken on Inspection Reports submitted by Inspecting Officers and whenever deficiencies have been pointed out these should be speedily rectified.

The Chief Personnel Officers should take a personal interest and ensure that necessary improvements, were called for, are affected with a view to improving the standard of Railway Schools. It should also be ensured that Railway Schools are regularly inspected by the State Govt. Inspectors and their recommendations implemented to the extent possible. In this connection, attention is also invited to the recommendations of Educational Advisers which were sent along with Board’s letter No. E(W)58/ED1/9 dated 21.9.1959.

(Railway Board‘s letter No. E(W)65/SC2/54 dated 15.2.1966)

Any changes in the pattern of classes in Railway Schools such as addition or abolition of classes, upgradation or down gradation of schools etc. should be reported to Board for information together with the reasons necessitating such changes.

(Railway Board‘s letter No. E(W)66/SC-2 /8 Pt. dated 31.10.66)

Concessions to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Communities in the matter of admission to the Railway Schools including Oak Grove School at Jharipani:

(1) It has been decided by the Railway Board that the following concessions should be allowed to the students belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities in the admission to the Railway schools:

  • (a) A distinct reservation of 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates;
  • (b) Where admissions are made with reference to percentage of marks obtained, 1 % reduction in marks may be allowed in the case of SC and ST candidates provided the lower percentage does not fall below the minimum marks required to pass the qualifying examination;
  • (c) The upper age limit for SCs/STs may be raised by three years;
  • (d) No child/ward of a member of staff belonging to SC/ST community should be refused admission in Primary classes; .
    (e) In other classes, admission should not normally be refused up to the extent of the
    quota exclusive of any who secures admission on merits.

(2) To ensure that the concessions in the matter of admission as referred to above are actually available to the SC and ST communities, the Railway administration should maintain the following data:

  • (i) No. of candidates seeking admission each year;
  • (a) No. out of these are children and wards of Railway servants separately for SC, ST and other communities;
  • (b) Outsiders, separately for SC, ST and other communities :
  • (ii) Number refused admission in the same details as in (i) above;
  • (iii) Reasons for refusal of admission in the case of SC and ST candidates;
  • (a) Where they are children and wards;
  • (b) Where they are outsiders.

(3) Reservation for physically handicapped candidates :3% of seats are reserved for Physically Handicapped children.

DoPT Order - Covid-19 Vaccination for Central Government employees

Covid-19 Vaccination for Central Government employees

Covid-19 Vaccination for Central Government employees

DoPT Order - All Central Government employees aged 45 and up are recommended to get vaccinated in order to effectively control the spread of COVID-19.

F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A. III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th April, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Preventive measures to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Vaccination for Central Government employees regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that this Department has been issuing instructions from time to time regarding the preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Government has been monitoring the situation very closely, and based on the strategy adopted for prioritizing the groups for vaccination to contain the spread of COVID-19, Currently, all persons of the age of 45 years and above can participate in the vaccination exercise.

  1. In view of the above, all Central Government employees of the age of 45 years and above are advised to get themselves vaccinated, so as to effectively contain the spread of COVID-19. They are further advised to continue to follow covid-appropriate behavior, even after vaccination, by frequent washing of hands/sanitization, wearing a mask/face cover and observing social distancing etc.

Sd/-
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Supreme Court Order in SLP regarding benefits in promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme - DoPT Order

Supreme Court Order in SLP regarding benefits in promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme - DoPT Order

MACP Supreme Court Order

MACP Supreme Court Order
 According to the current MACP rules, benefits under the MACPS cannot be given in the promotional hierarchy and must instead be granted in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pay/Pay Levels in the Pay Matrix.

F.No .22034/4/2020-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

North Block, New Delhi -110001
Dated: 05th April, 2021

Subject: Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 05.03.2020 in SLP (C) No.21803/2014 Uol Vs. M.V. Mohanan Nair & Ors. regarding benefits in the promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme - other issues arising out of Order dated 05.03.2020 - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 23.03.2020, which was issued as per Order dated 05.03.2020 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP (C) No.21803/2014, UoI Vs. M.V. Mohanan Nair & Others wherein the Hon’ble Apex Court had held that benefits under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) cannot be granted in the promotional hierarchy and that it would be in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pay/Pay Levels in the Pay Matrix as per the existing MACP guidelines.

2. The Hon’ble Apex Court, in para 53 of aforementioned Order dated 05.03.2020, further directed that some anomalies, which were brought before the Joint Committee, constituted in the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) to examine the MACPS, as indicated in paras 47 to SO of the Order dated 05.03.2020, be considered as deemed appropriate, and a decision was taken in accordance with the law.

3. Accordingly, in compliance with the directions of Hon’ble Apex Court, as indicated in paras 47 to 50 of the Order dated 05.03.2020, the issues arising out of deliberations of the Joint Committee constituted to examine the MACP Scheme, and which were not finally disposed of, have been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It is also to be noted that revised guidelines on MACPS, as per recommendations of the 7th CPC, have been issued vide DoP&T’s OM No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 22.10.2019.

4. The decisions taken on these issues, item-wise, are as follows:

Item No. 1: To provide Grade Pay of the next promotional post under the MACPS (Item No.1 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Item No. 2: Anomaly on the introduction of the MACPS – Option may be given to the employees to continue in the old ACP Scheme even after 01.09.2008 (Item No. 8 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Item No. 3: Continuation of the ACP Scheme beyond 31.08.2008 by giving an option to choose either benefit under the ACPS or the MACPS, whichever is more beneficial (Item No.3 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: The issue of grant of benefits in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pays/Pay Levels as per the MACPS guidelines has already been settled by the Hon’ble Apex Court in its Order dated 05.03.2020. Moreover, the matter of replacement of the ACPS with MACPS has also been settled by the Apex Court. As such, as clarified to the staff side vide letter dated 4.11.2013, the solution lies in cadre review to address issues relating to stagnation. Therefore, the demands of the Staff Side for grant of benefits in the promotional hierarchy or continuation of the ACPS beyond 31.08.2008 by giving the option to either choose between ACPS or MACPS, whichever is more beneficial; cannot be agreed to. Hence, action on these items is treated as closed.

Item No. 4: Revision of date of introduction of the MACPS (Date of Effect) – Date of effect of the MACPS to be made as 01.01.2006, instead of 01.09.2008 as provided in the scheme (Item No.2 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 27.07.2012).

Decision: The issue is presently sub-judice before the Hon’ble Apex Court in SLP Nos. 10811- 10813/2018 in the matter of Uol Vs. Ranjit Samuel. Hence, no decision can be taken at this stage. As and when the main and tagged cases are disposed of by the Hon’ble Apex Court, the decision would be communicated to all Ministries/ Departments.

Item No. 5: Applicability of the MACPS to Group ‘D’ employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- in PB-I (Item No.4 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: It has been clarified in DoP&T’s O.M. No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 16.11.2009 that promotions earned or upgradations granted under the ACP Scheme of August 1999, in the past to four pay scales (S-1, S-2, S-2A, and S-3), which now carry the grade pay of Rs.1800/-, shall be ignored for the purpose of the MACPS. Therefore, no further action is required. Hence, the item is treated as closed.

Item No. 6: Counting of 50% of service rendered by casual labor who attained a temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20, and 30 years of service under the MACPS (Item No.5 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: As per para 5(v) of the Appendix pertaining to the Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme, 50% of the service rendered under temporary status is to be counted only for the purpose of retirement benefits after their regularization. The temporary service rendered does not count for any other purposes. Moreover, under the ACPS also, no provision was made for counting of temporary service as 1st and 2nd financial upgradation was being granted to an employee on completion of 12/24 years of regular service. Therefore, the proposal cannot be agreed to. Thus, action on this item is treated as closed.

Item No. 7: Supervised staff placed in higher Grade Pay than that of the Supervisor – The stepping up of pay of seniors with that of juniors getting higher pay in different cadres and introduction of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 on completion of 4 years of service in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 (Item No.6 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: As per the fundamental principles of the Scheme, financial upgradation granted under the MACPS is purely personal to the employees, and has no relevance to his seniority position. It has already been provided in the Scheme itself that there shall be no additional financial upgradation to the senior employee solely on the ground that his/her junior in the grade has been granted higher pay or grade pay under the Scheme. This has been reiterated in the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, including OM No. 35034/1/97-Estt. (D) dated 04.10.2012 and No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 22.10.2019. Therefore, the proposal cannot be agreed to. Thus, action on the item is treated as closed.

Item No. 8: Option for pay fixation on grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 (Item No.7 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 15.09.2010).

Decision: In terms of para 9 of the MACPS guidelines (DoP&T’s OM dated 19.05.2009), the benefits of the ACP Scheme of August 1999 would be continued I applicable till 31.08.2008. If the Government employees, who have opted for fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure w.e.f. 01.01.2006 under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, then no arrears of pay would be granted. However, if he has opted for pay fixation from the date of financial upgradation under the ACP with reference to the pre-revised pay scale, then arrears of pay would be granted from the date of his option, i.e., the date of financial upgradation under the ACPS. Para 6 of Annexure-I to DoP&T’s OM dated 19.05.2009 already provides for this benefit. Hence, there is no requirement for the issue of any further instructions on the said issue. Thus, the item is treated as closed.

Item No. 9: Employees who got one promotion or l51 ACP prior to 01.09.2008 and have completed over two decades of service without the benefit of promotion may be granted the third up-gradation under the MACPS on 1.9.2008 (Para 12 of Minutes of the meeting of Joint Committee held on 27.07.2012).

Decision: As per the MACPS guidelines, there shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of I 0, 20, and 30 years of service respectively, or after 10 years of continuous service in the same Grade Pay or Pay Level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier. Thus, those employees who got either one promotion or 1st ACP before 1.1.2006 and who did not earn any promotion or 2nd ACP during 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008, are eligible for 2nd MACP on or after 1.9.2008 (i.e. due on completion of 20 Years) and 3rd MACP after 30 years of service or 10 years in the same Grade Pay/Pay Level, as the case may be if found otherwise eligible. Hence, there is no ground for the grant of the 3rd MACP straight away on 1.9.2008, without the employee earning the 2nd MACP, as per the provisions of the MACPS. Therefore, the request of the Staff Side cannot be acceded to and the item is treated as closed.

7. All Ministries/Departments are advised to dispose of all pending representations /references from Staff Associations etc. seeking revision in the instructions/guidelines on the MACPS relating to the above items and also defend the various pending Court Cases or to take immediate suitable action for appealing against such judgments which are contrary to the existing policy, as upheld by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the instant case.

(R. K.Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries /Departments of the Government of India.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll - Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry 2021

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll - Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry 2021

Election Holiday 2021

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll - Election Holiday 2021 - DoPT Order
Election Holidays 2021

Latest DoPT Orders 2021

F. No. 12/ 3/ 2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 15 March, 2021

Subject: General Elections to legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry, 2021 and Bye-election in 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu - Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll- regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No.ECI/ PN/ 16/ 2021, dated 26/ 02/ 2021, has announced schedule for the General Election in respect of the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry and Bye-election in r/ o 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu as under:

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry and Bye- election in 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu announced by the Election Commission of India are as under:

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam

S. No.Legislative Assembly of AssamDate of PollDay
1.Phase -1 (47 ACs)27.03.2021Saturday
2.Phase -II (39 ACs)01.04.2021Thursday
3.Phase III (40 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala

S. No.Legislative Assembly of KeralaDate of PollDay
1.Kerala (140 ACs)06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry

S. No.Legislative Assembly of PuducherryDate of PollDay
1.Puducherry (30 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu

S. No.Legislative Assembly of Tamil NaduDate of PollDay
1.Tamil Nadu (234 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
Election Holiday 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal

S. No.Legislative Assembly of West BengalDate of PollDay
1Phase -1 (30 ACs)27.03.2021Saturday
2Phase – II (30 ACs)01.04.2021Thursday
3Phase – III (31 ACs) 06.04.2021Tuesday
4Phase – IV (44 ACs) 10.04.2021Saturday
5Phase – V (45 ACs) 17.04.2021Saturday
6Phase – VI (43 ACs) 22.04.2021Thursday
7Phase – VII (36 ACs) 26.04.2021Monday
8Phase – VIII (35 ACs) 29.04.2021Thursday
Election Holidays 2021

Schedule for Bye- election to fill casual vacancy in the Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala and Tamil Nadu

S. No.StateNumber & Name of Parliamentary Constituency (PC) Date of PollDay
1.Kerala6 – Malappuram (PC) 06.04.2021Tuesday
2.Tamil Nadu39 – Kanniyakumari (PC) 06.04.2021Tuesday

2. In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department, vide OM No. 12/ 14/ 99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001, regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices and the central industrial establishments located in the concerned State.

3. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Protection of pay incases of deputation under CSS in terms of 7th CPC IAS & IPS Pay Rules

 Protection of pay incases of deputation under CSS in terms of 7th CPC IAS & IPS Pay Rules

7th CPC IPS Pay Rules 2016

7th CPC IPS Pay Rules

No.20011/ 1/2017-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 10th March, 2021

To

The Chief Secretary,
All the States/ Union Territories

Subject: Protection of pay in cases of deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in terms of Rule 7 of Indian Administrative Service ( Pay) Rules, 2016 (7th CPC) and analogous provisions in IPS (Pay) Rules, and IFS (Pay) Rules - Regarding.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to queries received from various Ministries/Departments regarding method of pay protection in terms of Rule 7 of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 which is as under:-

IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016

”If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government under Central Staffing Scheme, after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay on the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay they would have been entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the date of notification of Government Resolution in this regard, i.e. 25th July, 2016.

Further, if the member of Service is promoted in the cadre while on central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, the difference in the pay that the officer would have drawn had he been in the parent cadre and the amount of pay on his deputation to Centre shall be protected in the form of personal pay with effect from the date of issue of Government Resolution.”

 

dated 16th May, 2017, which inter-alia provide that the aforesaid provision would take effect from 01.01.2016.

2.  Pay protection of officers on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme after implementation of IAS (Pay) Rules 2016 has been considered in consultation with Establishment Division of this Department and Department of Expenditure and is elaborated in subsequent

3. Pay Protection of IAS officers who were already on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on 01.01.2016 or who joined deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on or after 01.01.2016

(a) Pay of such officers, as on 01.2016 [or a subsequent date from which they have opted to switch over to the IAS ( Pay) Rules, 2016] will be fixed in the Level of the post held by them on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on the basis of the pay fixed in their parent cadre. The cell corresponding to the basic pay fixed in the parent cadre will be located in the Level in the Pay Matrix of the post in which the officer is serving on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme and pay shall be fixed at same stage/ equivalent cell. If no such cell is available in the applicable Level of the deputation post, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate lower cell in that Level of the deputation post and the difference in pay will be granted as Personal Pay.

Illustration :

If an officer holding the post in Level 15 in parent cadre and drawing pay of Rs.2,05,100/- goes on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 14 on 04.05.2017, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)Existing pay in the parent cadreLevel  15
(b)Existing pay in Level  15 as on 04.05.2017 in the parent cadreRs. 2,05,100 / – (cell 5 of Level 15)
(c)Pay fixed in Level 14 on Deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs.1,99,600/- (cell  12 of Level 14) plus (Rs.5500/-Personal pay)
(d)On DNI in parent cadre : Pay in Level 15 in the Parent CadreRs. 2,11,300/- (cell 6 of Level 15)
(e)On DNI in paren t cadre: Pay on Central Deputation in Level 14Rs. 2,05,600/- (cell 13 of Level 14)  plus  (Rs.  5700/-  Personal pay)

(b) However, if an officer currently drawing pay up to Level 13 is appointed on deputation to a post in the equivalent or lower level on deputation  under Central Staffing Scheme OR during the continuance of deputation under Central Staffing Scheme gets an upgradation in his parent cadre to a Level higher than pay Level of deputation post up to Level 13 of the Pay Matrix, his pay will be fixed at the same cell and Level in which he is placed in the parent He will also be eligible to draw the CDTA on the pay of Level of the post in parent cadre at the prevailing rates. For the active period of deputation from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017 , CDTA will be admissible at the pre-revised rates in pre­ revised pay structure, i.e. as if the ·pay had not been  revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016. Provisions of this Department’s OM No.2 / 10/ 2017-Estt(Pay-II) dated 24th April, 2018 shall stand amended to this  effect. For the active period of deputation from 1st July, 2017 onwards, CDTA will be admissible as per the guidelines in this Department’s OM No. 2 / 10/2017-Estt(Pay II) dated 24th April, 2018.

Illustration :

(I) If an officer holding the post in Level 13 in parent cadre and drawing pay of 1,26,800/- goes on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 13 on 22.02.2017, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)
Existing Level in the     parent cadreLevel 13
(b)Existingpay  in  Level  13 as onRs.  1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level  13)

22.02.2017 in the parent cadre
(c) Pay fixed on appointment on deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs.1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level 13)
(d) On DNI in the Parent Cadre: Pay fixed on deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs. 1,30,600/- (cell 3 of Level 13)

(ii) If an officer holding the post in Level 13 in parent cadre and drawing pay of Rs. 1,26,800/- goes on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 12 on 22. 02.2017, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)Existing pay in the parent cadreLevel 13
(b) Existing pay in cell 2 of Level 13 as on 22.02.2017 in the parent cadreRs. 1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level 13)
(c)Pay fixed in Level 13 on Deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs. 1,26,800/- (cell 2 of Level 13)
(d) On DNI in parent cadre : Pay fixed on deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs. 1, 30,600/- (cell 3 of Level 13)

4. Protection/ Fixation of pay of IAS officers who were on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on 01.01 .2016 or who joined deputation under Central Staffing Scheme on or after 01.01.2016 and got Proforma promotion in parent cadre :-

(a) In case the officer was on deputation under CSS on 01.2016 or joined thereafter and his junior is promoted to a higher post in his parent cadre on or after 01.01.2016, but was not granted proforma promotion under the ‘Next Below Rule’, there will be no change in the pay fixation already done as per extant rules.

 

(b) In case an officer on deputation to a post under Central Staffing Scheme gets proforma promotion in his cadre to a post up to Level 13 in the Pay matrix, his pay in the Level of the post will be fixed with reference to the presumptive pay that he would have got had he remained and promoted in the parent cadre of his service in the manner as provided in para 3(b) .

(c) In case an officer on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme gets promoted in his cadre to a higher post in Level l 3A or above in the Pay matrix, his pay in the Level of the post held on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be fixed with reference to the presumptive pay of the officer in the parent cadre of his The Cell corresponding to such basic pay fixed in parent cadre will be located in the Level in the Pay Matrix of the post in which the officer is serving on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, and pay shall be fixed at same stage/ equivalent cell and if no such cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate lower cell in that Level of the post and the difference in pay will be granted as Personal  Pay. Illustrations may be seen below:-

Illustration

If an officer holding the post in Level 16 in parent cadre drawing pay of Rs.2,24,400/-, who is on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 15 and drawing pay Rs. 2,24,100/- + Rs.300/- (Personal pay) gets proforma promotion in Level 17, his pay will be fixed as under :-

(a)Pay level in the pay matrix in parent cadre before joining on deputation under  Central Staffing SchemeLevel 16
(b)Pay level in the Central Staffing SchemeLevel 15
(c)Existing pay as on  01.05.2017 on Deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in Level 15Rs.2,24,100/ – (cell  8 of Level 15) plus (Rs.300/- Personal pay) [Corresponding to pay of Rs.2,24,400 /- of Level 16]
(d)Pay fixed in the higher Level in parent cadre i.e. Level 17 on proforma promotion on 01.05.2017Rs. 2,25,000 /-
(e)Pay fixed on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme as per Rule 7 of IAS (Pay) Rules on 01.05.2017Rs.2,24,100/- ( cell 8 of Level  15) plus  Rs.900/- ( Personal  pay)
(f) On DNI : Pay in the Parent Cadre in Level 17Rs. 2,25,000 /-
(g)On DNI : Pay in the Level 15 on Deputation under Central Staffing SchemeRs.2,24,100/- (cell 8 of Level 15) plus Rs.900/- (Personal pay)
7th CPC IPS Pay Rules 2016

5 (a) The officer shall get Dearness Allowance on the said Personal Pay as admissible from time to time. However, no other allowance shall be admissible on this Personal Pay.

(b) The Basic Pay plus Personal  Pay, from time to time,  shall not exceed Rs. 2,25,000.

6. Grant of annual increment to officers on Deputation under Central Staffing Scheme

On grant of annual increment to an officer in parent  cadre (upto Level 16) who is on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, the pay will be fixed increment.ally moving down one cell in the Level of pay in which the officer is serving on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme. Accordingly,  the Personal Pay, if any, will be re-computed as the difference in the pay (after increment) that h e would have drawn in the parent cadre and the current pay on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme.

7. The aforementioned  instructions  are  applicable  to   All   India   Service officers (i.e. IAS, IPS, IFS) with effect from 01.01.2016.

Yours faithfully,

Sandeep Kumar Sinha
Under Secretary to Government of India

After 7th CPC Revision of limits of two family pensions payable to a child in respect of both the parents

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R.B.E. No. 19/2021

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2016/F{E)lll/1(1)/8

New Delhi, dated: 09/.03.2021.

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units (etc),
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Revision of limits of two family pensions payable to a child in respect of both the parents after the 7th CPC - regarding.

A copy of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No.1/1 (2)/2020- P&PW{E) Part-I dated 12.02.2021 is enclosed for information and guidance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 corresponds to the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

2. The Railway Board’s instructions/Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 corresponding to DOP&PW’s instructions/CCS (Pension) Rules. 1972 referred to in their aforesaid O.M. dated 12.02.2021 are given below:-

SI.
No.
DOP&PW’s instructions/ Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972Corresponding Railway Board’s instructions/ Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993
1.Sub-rule (2) of Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.Sub-rule (2) of Rule 75 of Railway Services Pension) Rules, 1993.
2 .Sub-rule (3) of Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.Sub-rule (4) of Rule 75 of Railway Services ‘Pension) Rules, 1993.
3 .DOP&PW’s Notification No. 38/80/2008- P&PW(A) dated 08.06.2011.Railway Board’s letter No. 2011/F(E)lll/1 ( 1)/9 dated 23.09.2013.
two family pension

(G.Priya Sudarsani),
Director, Finance (Estt.),

Railway Board.

D.A.: As above

Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and PBORs including NCs (E)- Revised rates effective from 01/01/2017

Payment of DA to Armed Forces Officers and PBORs including NCs (E)- Revised rates effective from 01/01/2017

DA to Armed Forces Officers

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FY’S)
PAY TECH SECTION
10A SK BOSE ROAD KOLKATA 700001

Part I Office Order No. AT-01

Dated: 10/03/2021

(All Cs ) A (Fys)

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces officers and PBORs including NCs (E)- Revised rates effective from 01/01/2017.

A copy of Government of India, MoD letter no.1(2)/2004/D/ (Pay/Services) dated 17.04.2017 regarding payment of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2017 at enhanced rate alongwith MoD ID No. 30(1)/2020/D (Pay/Services) dated 03.02.2021 circulated under CGDA letter bearing No. CGDA/Navy/03/ Miscellaneous/2021/Vol.] dated 24/02/2021 is forwarded herewith for implementation and necessary action, please. It is also requested to circulate the same to all AOs under your jurisdiction, please.

Encls: As above.

Deputy Controller of Accounts (Fys)

7th CPC Freezing of DA for central government employees News latest update

7th CPC Freezing of DA for central government employees News latest update

Freezing of DA

Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government Workers as per the 7th Pay Commission Latest News – 3 Pending DA and DR Installments to be restored from July 2021.

Expected DA 2021-Central Government Employees

In a written response to a question in Parliament, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur stated that the Central Government saved more than Rs. 37530.08 crore by freezing three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief. He also mentioned that beginning in July 2021, the three additional DA and DR installments would be restored.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 Rajya Sabha
Unstarred Question No. 1669
To be answered on Tuesday, 9th March, 2021
Phalguna 18, 1942 (Saka)

Freezing of DA

1669: Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

a) whether freezing of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees/pensioners till July, 2021 has subjected them to undue hardship;

b) if so, the reasons for not restoring DA to Central Government Employees and pensioners before July, 2021; and

c) whether Central Government employees and pensioners are not entitled to three installments of DA and, if so, whether Government would also release these installments and, if not, reasons therefor?

Answer

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Anurag Thakur)

(a,& b) In view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to freeze three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 & 01.01.2021. The amount Rs.37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

 

(c) As and when the decision to release the future installments of Dearness Allowance due from 01.07.2021 is taken, the rates of DA as effective from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.

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January 2020, July 2020 DA & January 2021 DA Calculation

The Cabinet Committee already approved to increase 4% additional DA from January 2020 on the basis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The next installment from July 2020 is already decided to increase by 4% additionally (However, after the approval of the Cabinet Committee only the percentage of DA will decide!).

And another installment will also be expected to hike by 3% with effect from 1st January 2021. The below expected DA list, which is used in our software tool for your information:

  • 1st January 2020 = Additional DA 4% (17% + 4% = 21%)
  • 1st July 2020 = Additional DA 4% (21% + 3% = 24%)
  • 1st January 2021 = Additional DA 4% (24% + 4% = 28%)
  • 1st July 2021 = Additional DA 4% (Expected) (28% + 4% = 32%)

 
 FAQ
 
Whether freezing of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees/pensioners till July, 2021 has subjected them to undue hardship

In view of the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to freeze three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 & 01.01.2021. The amount Rs.37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

If so, the reasons for not restoring DA to Central Government Employees and pensioners before July, 2021;

In view of the crisis arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to freeze three installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief to Central Government employees and pensioners due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 & 01.01.2021. The amount Rs.37530.08 crores saved on this account will help to tide over the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Whether Central Government employees and pensioners are not entitled to three installments of DA and, if so, whether Government would also release these installments and, if not, reasons therefor?

As and when the decision to release the future installments of Dearness Allowance due from 01.07.2021 is taken, the rates of DA as effective from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020, and 01.01.2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rates effective from 01.07.2021.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Grant of annual increment falling due on the next day of superannuation/ retirement, for the purpose of pensionary benefits

Annual increment next day of superannuation

Grant of annual increment falling due on the next day of superannuation/ retirement, for the purpose of 

pensionary benefits - Guidelines BSNL

BSNL

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
[A Government of India Enterprise]
Corporate Office, Taxation Section

First Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
Janpath, NewDelhi-110 002
Dated: 18.02.2020

No.48-2 / 2021-Pen (B)

To

All Heads of Circles/ Telecom Districts/ Regions/ Projects/
Telecom Stores /Telecom Factories & Other Administrative Offices
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Sub: Grant of annual increment falling due on the next day of superannuation/ retirement, for the purpose of pensionary benefits – Guidelines regarding.

Sir,

Of late, this Office has been receiving many Court Cases as well as letters from various Telecom Circles seeking guidelines for disposal of representations received from retired employees, regarding grant of national increment falling due on the next day of superannuation/ retirement etc. for the purpose of pensionary benefits.

2. . In this regard , I am directed to forward herewith DOP&T O.M . No. 19/2 /2018-Estt (Pay-I) dated 03/02/2021 , along with its enclosures, with regard to grant of notional increment for pensionary benefits in pursuance of the judgement dated 15/09/2017 of Hon ‘ble High Court of Madras in W. P. No. 15732 of 2017 in the case of P. Ayyamperumal Vs. Union of India & Ors.

3. DOP&T vide its aforesaid O.M has mentioned that the judgment dated 15/09/2017 of Hon’ble High Court of Madras in W.P. No. 15732 of 2017 in the case of P.Ayyamperumal Vs Union of India & Ors is in personal in nature. In this regard, a brief note reflecting the Government’s stand on the instant issue has been attached as Annexure-1.

4 . Further, it has been mentioned that in a similar case, the Hon ‘ble Supreme Court, vide judgement dated 29/03/2019, while dismissing the SLP (C) Dy. No. 6468/2019 filed by DOT against the judgement dated 03/05/2017 of Hon ‘ble High Court, Lucknow Bench in W .P. No. 484 /2010 in the matter of UOI & Ors. Vs. Sakha Ram Tripathy & Ors., has inter alia, observed the following :

” There is delay of 566 day s in filing the special leave petition. We don’t see any reason to condone the delay. The Special leave petition is dismissed on delay, keeping all the questions of law open.”

5. Since the question of law on the instant issue is open and not yet decided, the decision for implementation of the judgment dated 15/09/2017 of Hon’ble High Court of Madras in W .P. No. 15732 of 2017 in Shri P. Ayyamperumal case, in rem has not been taken.

Court cases for granting notional increment for pensionary benefits in pursuance of the judgement dated 15.09.2017 of Hon’ble High Court of Madras in W.P. No. 15732 of 2017 in the case of P. Ayyamperumal Vs Union of India

5. Accordingly, all the Telecom Circles/ Other Administrative Units/Cadre Controlling Units of BSNL Corporate Office are requested to dispose of the grievances/ representations received from various retired employees of BSNL in the light of the aforesaid guidelines issued by DOP&T. Further, where Court Cases have been filed by the retired employees in various Courts of Law, for grant of notional increment after retirement for pensionary benefits, it is, requested to defend these Courts cases in the above light and also to suitably incorporate the guidelines issued by DOP&T vide it’s O.M. dated 03/02/2021 while preparing the Counter Reply in such cases. Further, since the issue involves grant of pension and pensionary benefits, all the Telecom Circles/Administrative Units are requested to consult the concerned CCA Unit, while defending the Court Cases pertaining to their respective Circle/ Unit.

This issue with the approval of the Competent Authority .

Enclosures: As above .

Yours faithfully,

(Sudhanshu Shekhar Ray)
Asstt. General Manager (Estt)


Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 (PB 2) i.e. Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of Assistant Accounts Officer of Defence Accounts Department

7th CPC Non-Functional Up-gradation

7th CPC Non-Functional Up 

gradation - Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of AAO - PCDA

PCDA

”हर काम देश के नाम”
रक्षा लेखा प्रधान नियंत्रक (प.क.) चंडीगढ़
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts
(Western Command), Chandigarh- 160009

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
(Through PCDA (WC) Website)

No. AN/III/1874/NFU

Dated: 17.02.2021

To,
All Sub Offices and IFAs (under PCDA (WC) Chd.)
All Sections (Main Office, PCDA (WC) Chd.)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC – Para 11.12.140 – Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 (PB 2) i.e. Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of Assistant Accounts Officer of Defence Accounts Department of Ministry of Defence: Grant of Non-Functional Up-gradation (NFU).

The CGDA, Delhi Cantt office vide their letter no. AN/XIV/14162/7th CPC/ Vol-II dated 13.11.2020 has intimated that the revised pay scale of the post of Assistant Accounts Officer in Defence Accounts Department would be in Level-8 of Pay Matrix and Level-9 (7th CPC) on completion of 04 years in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-(PB-2) Level 8. This is a Non-Functional Up-gradation (NFU) which is subject to the following terms and conditions:-

  • (i) The grant of NFU will be admissible on completion of 4 years of regular service in the cadre from the date of joining as AAO. The aforesaid Non-Functional Up-gradation (NFU) to AAQs is effective from 01.01.2016.
  • (ii) The NFU will be subject to vigilance clearance.
  • (iii) Benefits of Pay Fixation as per Rule 13 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 shall be available at the time of grant of Non-Functional Up-gradation to AAQs.
  • (iv) After the grant of NFU to AAOs in Pay Level-9 and their Pay Fixation under Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016, there will be no further pay fixation on promotion.
  • (v) NFU will be reckoned for financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme. Subsequent financial up-gradation under MACPs, if any, is to be reckoned from the date of grant of NFU.

2. To consider the grant of NFU, it is requested to furnish the details of all eligible AAOs who are completing 04 years in the grade pay of Rs. 4800/- up to 30.06.2021 on the under-mentioned Performa. The requisite details should reach this office through mail ID pedawcan3 .dad@hub.nic.in latest by 01.03.2021. It may also be ensured that no elected official is left out from your office/section.

Sl. No.Name Grade A/C no.Date of Appointment in DAD with gradePresent officeDate of Promotion as SO(A)/AAONFU due date






7th CPC Non-Functional Up-gradation

The contents of the circular may please be got noted by all the affected officials whether on leave or Ty.Duty.

PCDA has seen.

(N.C.DOGRA)
Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)


Grant of HRA to staffs working in Departmental offices - DoP

Grant of HRA to staffs working in Departmental offices

HRA - Initial Grant of HRA - Continued grant of HRA - classified city - HRA for Gram Panchayat -qualified city - DoP 

instruction
HRA

No.4-1112010-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division) P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 100 001 Dated : 19 Feb 2021

To
All Heads of Circle,

Sub: Initial/ Continued grant of HRA to staffs working in Departmental offices under the provisions of Para 3(b)(iii) of O.M. No. F. 2(37)/ E.II(B)/ 64 dated 27.11.1965, as amended/ modified from time to time- Issuing general instruction to Circles -Reg.

Sir/Madam,

This is regarding the proposal for the initial grant / Continued House Rent Allowance to staff working in offices situated in village /Gram Panchayat within 08 KM from the periphery of the municipal limit of the qualified city under Rule 03 b (iii) HRA General Rules and orders.

2 It has been noticed while examining the above proposals that proposals are being received in Directorate with an abnormal delay from the Circle offices. The delay in the submission of proposals is being viewed seriously. The Circle should ensure that the proposal is submitted well in advance.

3. The Circles are further requested to follow the following guidelines while submitting the proposals to the Directorate.

Classification of Cities for HRA as per 7th CPC – X Y Z Classification of Cities for HRA 2020

(a) Initial Grant of HRA

  • (i) The initial order for grant of HRA under para 3(b) (iii) of the OM. dated 27.11.1965 will continue to be issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).
  • (ii) These issues should be examined at the time of opening of the office and submit proposals within 03 months of opening of Offices, which qualify the condition for grant of higher HRA.
  • (iii) These proposals should be examined as per instructions issued from time to time and submit a proposal in the prescribed checklist through Circle Office along with the concurrence of CIFA.
  • (iv) The original dependency certificate issued by the collector/Dy. Commissioner having jurisdiction over the place should be submitted with the proposal.

(b) Continued grant of HRA

  • (i) The further extension of grant of continued HRA for next 03 years will be issued by the Directorate in the consultation with Financial adviser as per MF OM No 11023/3/86-E.II (B) dated 01. December, 1989.
  • (ii) There is no need for submission of income and cost statement of the concerned offices along with the proposal. Only the original dependency certificate issued by the collector/ Dy Commissioner having the jurisdiction over the place, to be submitted with the prescribed check list by Divisional office to concerned Regional/ Circle office.
  • (iii) These proposals should be examined as per instructions issued from time to time and submit proposal in the prescribed check list through Circle Office along with the concurrence of CIFA.
  • (iv) The proposal for continued grant of HRA should be submitted at least 03 months before the ending of current period of continued HRA granted by the Directorate.
  • (v) A monitoring mechanization to be made in the Division office/ Regional and Circle office so that such proposals should be monitored on periodically, prepare and submit proposals to Directorate within a prescribed time. The proposals received after prescribed time will not be proceeded in the Directorate.

(c) Place or places agglomeration of classified city

7th CPC HRA hike for Central Government employees and CPSE or PSU employees (3rd PRC) from 1st Jan 2021

Attention is invited on para 3 (a) of HRA General Rules and these orders may be followed. There is no need for further extension of continued HRA for the area of Gram Panchayat that has been included in the Municipality I Corporation UA and the applicable rate of the qualified city is to be paid from the date of included from the limit of the named qualified city.

4. The Circle is requested to launch a special drive in the matter during the month of April 2021. The Circle is further requested to prepare a list of all such cases to submit it to this Directorate by 30.04.2021 and review the present cases and process/ submit the proposal as per the above guidelines to Directorate so that the further orders may be issued by the concerned offices in time.

These instructions should be followed strictly.

(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Phone No-01123096191
Email: adgestt2@indiapost.gov.in

Retirement Benefits for Pensioners Download PDF in One Click

Retirement Benefits for Pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE

Retirement Benefits in One Click

Our Efforts Towards Dignified Retirement

Retirement Benefits for Pensioners in One 

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Retirement Benefits for Pensioners

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE
LOK NAYAK BHAWAN, KHAN MARKET,
NEW DELHI-110003

Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji, IAS TRIAS
Secretary. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,

FOREWORD

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare has been leveraging technology year after year, to make the system seamless and more and more convenient for the elderly Pensioners, while taking other steps for bringing about changes in pension policy towards providing a life of dignity for them and their dependents. Some of the major initiatives/support measures taken in this regard include providing Doorstep Service for submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postal Department besides the facility to submit life certificate online through Jeevan Pramaan Portal. This is considered to be a step towards making the Pensioners “Atamnirbhar” as the DLC can now be given from the comfort of one’s home also.

Over the past few years, this Department has also taken a number of decisions to liberalize and simplify the rules and procedures to make the life of our honored pensioners and their dependents simpler and dignified. Rules have been relaxed for divorced daughters to receive Family Pension and now a daughter is entitled to receive the Family Pension even if the divorce has not finally taken place but the divorce petition had been filed by her during the lifetime of her deceased parent employee/ pensioner. Earlier Rule provided for payment of Family Pension to a divorced daughter only if the divorce had taken place during the lifetime of deceased parent pensioner or his spouse. The new Rule not only brings ease to the life of pension receiving individuals but also ensures respectable and equitable rights for the divorced daughters in society. Rule 64 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, was relaxed in order to ensure immediate provisional sanction of pensionary benefits amid the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, wherever an employee is likely to retire before finalization of his dues or is unable to submit the pension claim form. . The Government has very recently made amendment of income criteria for grant of family pension to children/siblings suffering from a mental or physical disability.

While the DOPPW has been striving to bring about, from time to time, necessary changes, it is all the more important to keep the pensioners aware of various developments in the pension administration system. Keeping this in view the Department has now decided to bring about Booklet titled “Know Your Retirement Benefits”, which I am sure, will be helpful in creating awareness amongst pensioners. It will also serve as a guide for officers and dealing staff dealing with pension-related matters in Ministries/ Department/ Organisation.

I am happy and proud to release this Booklet of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare which will be a help in determining the retirement benefits entitlements of Pensioners and their dependents.

Sd/-
(Kshatrapatt Shivaji)

Click here to download the Booklet (10.3 MB)

INDEX

  1. PENSION
  2. GRATUITY
  3. COMMUTATION
  4. PENSION PAYMENT PROCEDURE
  5. 5, PENSION ACCOUNT & DECLARATIONS
  6. LIFE CERTIFICATE
  7. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE
  8. CGEIS
  9. LEAVE ENCASHMENT
  10. GPF
  11. FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE
  12. LIST OF RECENT PENSION POLICY REFORMS

GDS - Deciding of position in merit of compartmental /supplementary examination passed 10th standard candidates in GDS online engagement process

GDS - Deciding of position in merit of compartmental /supplementary examination passed 10th standard candidates in GDS online engagement process

GDS online engagement process

10th standard merit candidates in GDS online engagement process

No. 17-02/2018 -GDS-Vol-l
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi -110001
Dated: 24.09.2020

To

All Chief Postmasters General
The GM CEPT MysurwUnit at Hyderabad

Subject: Deciding of position in merit of compartmental/ supplementary examination passed 10th standard candidates in GDS online engagement process – reg.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to CEPT Unit Hyderabad letter No. EDP/ CEPT/ Hyd/GDSRect./Cycle III/ dlgs/18-19 dated 27.07.2020 on the above-noted subject.

MACP Clarification 2021 on same grade in promotional hierarchy

2. In this context, it is informed that the matter has been examined. The Competent Authority has approved the following:-

  • (i) Total percentage of marks obtained by a candidate, irrespective of whether the candidate has passed the 10% standard in the first attempt or in compartmental/ supplementary examination, should be taken into account while calculating the merit list and drawing out a selection panel for each GDS post.
  • (ii) CEPT Unit at Hyderabad will make necessary modifications to the existing GDS online engagement software immediately before declaration of results of 3rd Cycle of GDS online engagement process.
  • (iii) The said modification in deciding of position in merit of compartmental/ supplementary passed 10% standard candidates will take effect from 3rd Cycle of GDS online engagement process.

3. I am therefore directed by the Competent Authority to request you to take action accordingly.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. Vincent Barla)
Director (GDS/PCC)

CGEGIS 1980 Table of Benefits from January 2021 to March 2021

CGEGIS 1980 Table of Benefits from January 2021 to March 2021

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2021 to 31.03.2021

No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2021 to 31.03.2021.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 01.01.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 17.03.2017, for the quarter from 01.01.2021 to 31.03.2021, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.1% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2020 dated 06.01.2021, are enclosed.

Special Cash Package in lieu of LTC Fare for Central Government Employees – FAQ No. 4

2. The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs.10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3. In their application to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148(5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

4. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

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(B. K. Manthan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

CGEGIS 1980 Table of Benefits from January 2021 to March 2021
CGEGIS 1980 Table of Benefits from January 2021 to March 2021

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Engagement of retired Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement

Retired Government Employees as Consultant in DoP

Latest DoPT Orders 2021

No.21/01/2021- CS-I (Coord)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.I Division)

2nd Floor, ‘A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 15th February, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Engagement of retired Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Office Memorandum No. 31-1/2021-PE-II dated 8th February, 2021 (along with enclosures) received from Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts regarding engagement of retired Employees as Consultant in the Department of posts.

  1. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/ Departments.

(Amit Ghosal)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Dated: 8th February, 2021

Subject: Engagement of retired Government Employees ds Consultant in Official Language Division of Department of Posts (HQ), Dak Bhawan, New Delhi

The Department of Posts invites applications for engagement of retired government servants as consultants in the OL Division. The eligible retired Government servants from the Central/ State Govt. /Autonomous Bodies, who fulfill the following criteria may apply:

Engagement of retired Government Employees as Consultant in the OL Division in DoP
retired Government Employees as Consultant in DoP

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Saturday, 16 January 2021

Submission of Life Certificate by National Pension system – Additional Relief (NPS-AR) pensioner through Jeevan Pramaan: Guidelines by CPAO

Submission of Life Certificate by National Pension system – Additional Relief (NPS-AR) pensioner through Jeevan Pramaan: Guidelines by CPAO

CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI 110066

CPAO/ Data Bank/ Life Certificate/ OM/2020‐ 21/360

dated: 11.01.2021

Office Memorandum

Subject : Submission of Life Certificate by NPS-AR pensioner through Jeevan Pramaan.

The Central Pension Accounting Office is Pension Disbursing Authority for National Pension system- Additional Relief (NPSAR). The NPS-AR pensioners are required to submit Life Certificate in the month of November every year for continuation of the pension. Life Certificates are sent to CPAO through the Bank Branches of the pensioners, where the pensioners maintain their pension accounts.

2. A new interface (Aadhar based) for submission of Life Certificate has been developed in Jeevan Pramaan for NPS-AR pensioners and this interface is now live for submission of Digital Life Certificate (DLC] through Jeevan Pramaan. Now NPS-AR pensioners can submit their Life Certificate through Jeevan Pramaan. The Jeevan Pramaan User Manual for uploading Digital Life Certificate is attaching herewith.

Huge relief to CAPF personnel to extend Disability Compensation – Employees covered under NPS will get benefits under Rule 9 of Extra Ordinary Pension (EOP)

Huge relief to CAPF personnel to extend Disability Compensation – Employees covered under NPS will get benefits under Rule 9 of Extra Ordinary Pension (EOP)

This issue with the approval of Chief Controller (Pension).

(Satish Kumar Garg)
Sr. Accounts Officer, CPAO

Download Life Certificate User Manual – Jeevan Pramaan – CPAO

NPS AR pensioner Jeevan Pramaan submission of life certificate
NPS AR pensioner Jeevan Pramaan

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